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Egypt : A Short History - James P. Jankowski


A Short History

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Drawing on the latest scholarship, Jankowski provides a unique insight into the economic, political, and social history of Egypt. He focuses particularly on the last two centuries, and on the key topics such as the Nasser regime and the contemporary struggle between the state and Islamic activists.

Pharaonic Egyptp. 1
Prehistoric Egypt and the transition to civilizationp. 2
Overview of the Pharaonic epochp. 4
The Pharaonic statep. 9
Ancient Egyptian religionp. 11
Pharaonic economy and societyp. 15
Greco-Roman Egyptp. 20
The Ptolemiesp. 20
Egypt under Roman and Byzantine rulep. 22
Economic expansion and exploitationp. 24
Greeks, Romans, and Egyptiansp. 27
From Hellenism to Christianityp. 30
Islamic Egyptp. 33
Egypt under Rashidun, Ummayad, and Abbasid caliphatesp. 33
The Fatamid dynastyp. 37
Saladin and the Ayyubidsp. 40
The Mamluksp. 41
Egyptian politics and society under the Mamluksp. 45
Ottoman Egyptp. 53
Egypt as an Ottoman provincep. 53
Governors, regiments and Mamluksp. 56
Turks and peasants, Muslims and non-Muslimsp. 59
Economic expansion, contraction, and structural changep. 63
Gender relationships and realitiesp. 66
Modernizing Egypt/Colonizing Egyptp. 70
The French occupation of Egypt, 1798-1801p. 70
Muhammad/Mehmed 'Ali Pasha, 1805-48p. 72
The successors of Muhammad 'Ali, 1848-79p. 82
Bankruptcy, nationalism, and occupation, 1876-82p. 89
The British occupation of Egypt, 1882-1914p. 91
Egypt over the long nineteenth centuryp. 103
Liberal Egyptp. 111
War, revolution, and independence, 1914-22p. 111
The parliamentary monarchy, 1922-52p. 113
Economy and society, 1922-52p. 121
Cultural life in liberal Egyptp. 129
Revolutionary Egyptp. 135
Military coup, republic, authoritarian rulep. 135
Arab socialism and social changep. 141
Egypt, the Arabs, and the worldp. 153
Whose Egypt?p. 163
Anwar al-Sadat and the opening, 1970-81p. 163
Egypt under Husni Mubarak, 1981-present dayp. 177
Contemporary Egyptp. 191
Notesp. 199
Suggested further readingp. 203
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9781851682409
ISBN-10: 1851682406
Series: One World (Oxford)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st October 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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